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(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
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Born Dinah Maria Mulock at Longfield Cottage, Hartshill, Stoke-upon-Trent in 1826. Her father was a Nonconformist clergyman. She wrote poetry from an early age and helped her mother teach in a small school.

In 1831 the family went to live at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire where she attended Brampton House Academy. On inheriting some property in 1839, they all moved to London. Dinah continued to study a range of modern and classical languages. Her other interests included drawing and music.

Her first work to be published was a poem on the birth of the Princess Royal which appeared in the Staffordshire Advertiser in 1841. She wrote some stories for children and in ... more »

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  • God rest you merry, gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay,
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's power
    When we were gone ast...
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887), British poet. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (l. 1-9). . . Little Treasury of British Poetry, A. Oscar Willia...
  • ''Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife,
    But my daughter's my daughter all her life.''
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887), British writer, poet. "Young and Old."
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